Missouri medical marijuana policy adoption delayed in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

The City of Cape Girardeau is considering a plan that would prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities from being within 1,000 feet of a school, daycare or church.

Study shows quality of care for veterans

  First responders train for tomorrow’s emergencies

Medical marijuana dispensary permit voted down in Russellville

Little Rock school leaders delay vote on marijuana policy

  Time runs out on Mo. drug monitoring bill, supporters still fighting

Planned Parenthood condemns abortion ban approved by Mo Senate

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  Suicide rates up for rural farmers

  Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks

Family wants justice after truck drives into home, injures girl

  If you garden, you can still dig it

Transportation rules for medical marijuana are “idling”

  Alabama Senate approves near-total abortion ban

  Wheels on popular BOB strollers are coming off while parents are running, but no recalls have been issued

BOB strollers, made by Britax, are the subject of a Consumer Product Safety Commission investigation, but no recall has been issued.

Pharmacy sends cease-and-desist letter to Hot Springs dispensary

A pharmacy is sending a cease-and-desist letter to a medical marijuana dispensary over its name.

  Family off to Hawaii after wish granted for RaeAnn

The Gagel family looks forward to their Hawaii trip... granted by Make-A-Wish.

  College student collects her diploma after double lung, liver transplant

Kathryn Norris had cystic fibrosis, a chronic genetic disorder that makes it harder to breathe over time.

  DHS, legislature discuss PASSE program problems

Medical marijuana dispensaries open for business

Questions arise for the opening of Mid-South marijuana dispensaries after two open in Central Arkansas over the weekend

  Indiana church to pay off $1.5 million of medical debt for local families

Events supporting female veterans coming to Poplar Bluff, MO

Missouri among states suing over generic drug prices

Child death prompts recall of dressers sold by Amazon, Target, Walmart

The dresser poses a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard if not properly anchored to a wall.

  Cleaning up the streets, one knuckle boom at a time

Saturday’s cleanup makes for the first one of the year. The groups typically go out and clean about four times a year.Patrick Street to Highway 141 and Johnson to Bell Street were the emphasized areas for Saturday’s cleanup.

Hot Springs medical marijuana business looking to open Monday at 10 a.m.

Two medical marijuana dispensaries in the Hot Springs area are ready to open their doors.

  Butler County EMS donates ambulance to covert into mobile command center

The Southeast Missouri Search and Rescue team received a generous donation from Butler County EMS.

  Deathbed wedding fulfills last earthly wish for cancer patient

About five hours before he died, his last wish came true: marrying the love of his life.

  Do activity trackers monitor your heart rate accurately?

A local cardiologist thinks activity trackers are beneficial for your health.

  Marijuana facilities are growing in Newport

One medical marijuana facility on Rice Road is expected to be completed in September.The 40,000 square foot facility is under construction by Harco Construction out of Little Rock.

Bipartisan senators push for raising the age for purchasing tobacco

A push to raise the legal smoking age to 21 is coming from Capitol Hill. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) is helping to lead the charge alongside Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Todd Young (R-IN), and Dick Durbin (D-IL).

TV ads for prescription drugs will have to include the price

The Trump administration is finalizing regulations that will require drug companies to disclose list prices of medications costing more than $35 for a month's supply, says the Health and Human Services secretary.

  Mid-South veteran in need of life-saving stem cell treatment

Family and friends of a Memphis dental student are hoping the public's generosity will help save a life.

  Georgia’s Republican Gov. Kemp signs early abortion ban

The bill will ban abortions at around six weeks of pregnancy.

  Cheering all the way to Disney

All Star Cheer in Jonesboro has been cheering since December in competitions and their hard work is paying off.In Feb., the team won first place in South Haven. The team then secured their spot in the D2 Summit Competition in Disney World.

  Arkansas Children’s Hospital reveals Jonesboro clinic’s new name at charity event

The Kentucky Derby races gave the Fowlers an idea to host the event each year.Last year, the event raised $53,000 and this year, the family hopes to raise $100,000 for the hospital.

  Medical marijuana dispensaries’ development in question

Medical marijuana dispensaries are set to open in mid-May but three of them in West Memphis are not anywhere close to being done.

Coast Guard closes portion of Mississippi River in MO due to high water levels

This is near the St. Louis area according to Coast Guard officials.

Shelby County prepares for potential measles cases amid nationwide outbreak

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is holding a news conference Friday morning regarding the county’s preparation efforts amid the measles outbreak.

  Not immune: Vaccines in Arkansas

Vaccinations are a big topic across the nation, but Arkansas is seeing low vaccination rates for a different reason than most states.

  Memphis girl faces rare disorder with humor as St. Jude steps in with a cure

Imagine growing up allergic to the sun, trapped inside while all your friends play outside. That was one Memphis child’s reality until she got treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek says outpouring of support ‘making a difference’

His primary plan for the next few months is to concentrate on his health.

Study shows children are going hungry in Northeast Arkansas

Study shows there are 87,540 people in the Food Bank of NEA’s service area at risk of hunger

  LSU engineering students make beach-friendly wheelchair so family can continue tradition

Students with LSU’s College of Engineering are helping to make a family beach trip a little easier.

ER doctors say they are dealing with more patient assaults

Most emergency room doctors believe violence is increasing

Heart donor’s family meets recipient at Cardinals game

Donovan Bulger’s family was there to honor him and it turns out the recipient of his heart was also at the game.

  Drug testing for welfare benefits in Arkansas shows consistent results

Two years after drug testing for certain welfare recipients in Arkansas, opinions still differ but the test results remain constant.

  A Better Region 8: The facts show that vaccination matters

The medical community has said for decades that vaccinations matter.

Missouri Dept. of Conservation: Posts about mushroom hunting ban are fake

If you’ve seen the posts are social media, don’t believe them.

  A trifecta of failures puts kids at risk

When children die because of abuse or neglect, child protection agencies are often blamed – they are underfunded and overworked. But there are many other culprits who failed children.

  GRAPHIC: Drone delivers kidney for organ transplant in breakthrough flight

This first voyage of its kind has the potential to revolutionize the organ transplant process.

Lawyers: Mississippi making abortion ‘virtually unavailable’

State attorneys wrote last week that Mississippi has an interest in preserving fetal life “from the moment of conception.”

Strep behind cheerleader’s sudden death: 'This used to be something nobody knew about’

Dr. Riham Alwan at the Christ Hospital says there’s a reason they call strep leading to sepsis the silent killer.

  Special report: A life without food

Most of us take food for granted. We eat when we’re happy, sad, and to celebrate; food is a central part of our lives. But, one Region 8 child may never be able to experience food at all.

  Medical tourism a cheaper alternative to surgery in the states but risks accompany the rewards

More Mid-Southerners are going under the knife outside the U.S. at a fraction of the price. But are the savings worth the risk?

Arkansas sues 3 drug distributors over opioid crisis

Arkansas has sued three drug distributors for their alleged role in the opioid crisis, claiming the companies failed to monitor and report suspicious shipments of opioids into the state.

Medicaid advocates question Missouri’s renewal system

Gov. Mike Parson's administration says Missouri's improving economy is the main reason up to 70,000 people dropped off the state's Medicaid rolls last year

Probe into unpaid Medicaid claims continues in Arkansas

A packed meeting at the state capitol on Wednesday included those involved with Arkansas’ new managed care system.

Arkansas Dept. of Health to reissue medical marijuana cards

The Arkansas Department of Health has said it will automatically reissue its year-long medical marijuana cards to qualifying patients who have received them in the months before the drug could be sold

Man accused of attacking BRG nurse who died days later arrested for manslaughter

Officials have arrested a mental health patient accused of attacking a Baton Rouge nurse.

Nevada congressman wants companies to justify drug price hikes

A Nevada Congressman wants companies to justify drug price hikes.

Tennessee hospitals prepare for exposure to measles

We’ve learned new details about Tennessee's first case of measles in 2019. This comes as the CDC reports the U.S. is on track to break the record number of cases set in 2014.

Approved ADHD device sends electrical pulse to child’s brain

A small adhesive patch is placed on the child's forehead, and the pocket-sized device delivers a low-level electrical pulse to the parts of the brain responsible for ADHD symptoms.

  First case of measles reported in Tennessee

The first case of measles has been reported in the state of Tennessee amid a nationwide outbreak.

Arkansas medical marijuana sales set to begin mid-May

Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas are set to begin around May 12 as cultivators plan to begin harvesting the plant in the coming days and regulators finish the approval process for state's first dispensaries.

Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade

This flu season has been officially going for 21 weeks, according to reports collected through last week and released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  St. Jude doctors discover ‘bubble boy’ breakthrough

So far, babies are developing and growing normally after doctors take out their bone marrow, replace defective genes with a healthy copy, then reinfused the cells back into their bodies.

  Brands roll with stoner ‘holiday’ as pot legalization grows

Many other businesses inside and outside the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry are using April 20, or 4/20, to roll out marketing and social media messaging aimed at connecting with consumers driving the booming market.

  Man suffered racing heartbeat until his ambulance hit a pothole

The squad had a 20-minute drive to the emergency room, and at one point, the patient’s heart was beating at a rate of 200 beats per minute.

  Woman has baby days after having a stroke

The day she was born was far from easy. It started when Vivian Santos told her husband she had a headache. Her husband called 911 after she passed out in bed.

  WATCH: 96-year-old dancing nana still has the moves

Shirley Goodman has been dancing since she was 8, but it took a video of her cutting the rug at a wedding last month for her to become an internet sensation.

  32 TN medical professionals indicted for illegally distributing opioids

Dozens of medical professionals are facing drug-related charges after a federal investigation.

Bid to reduce penalties for pot possession fails in Missouri

An attempt to abolish jail time for possessing small amounts of marijuana has failed in the Missouri House

New initiative aims to increase access of contraceptive services for women in Missouri

The Missouri Family Health Council (MFHC) has started a new initiative to get quality contraceptive services to women in the state of Missouri.

Here’s an update from ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek, who has been busy since his diagnosis

Long-time “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has stayed busy.

Fake-smiling at work makes you drink more at home, study reveals

Is the sauce becoming your boss? This study may tell you why.

  Behavioral Health Specialist: Talk to loved ones now

Specialists spoke at Tuesday’s event about living wills and planning for the future.Behavioral Health Specialist Jennifer Maley says talking now about these plans now can help loved ones know what actions to take when you cannot make them for yourself.

Arkansas officials warn parents about teens vaping K2, Spice

Law enforcement agencies in Arkansas have issued a warning concerning teenagers and vaping. A synthetic substance is back on the market in a form parents may not be aware of.

North Arkansas College to demolish moldy tower soon

North Arkansas College officials have decided to move forward with a plan to demolish a landmark building the school owns in downtown Harrison that's infested with mold

Cabot’s “Granny Hulk” holds all-time world record

Sharie Mobley, who turns 70 in July, proves age is just a mindset.

Converting cow manure to clean water

Runoff from farms has been a major source of pollution in our nation’s waters over the years but a new technology could help make farms more fish friendly.